Kevin Gold of RIT posts on Tor.com about AI program Watson’s performance on Jeopardy.
Recognizing Siri (or even Watson) as artificially intelligence debases the phrase true Artificial intelligence. Siri is simply voice recognition computer software with identification of a number of words integrated. Watson makes use of algorithyms along with a massive data base to “guess” at the right response to question – not really artificial intelligence. Don’t get me wrong, these two programs are steps in the right direction, I am just stating branding them as AI isn’t accurately desribing what they really are.
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